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The Robber Bride

by Margaret Atwood

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This is the wise, unsettling, drastic story of three women whose lives share a common wound: Zenia, a woman they first met as university students in the sixties. Zenia is smart and beautiful, by turns manipulative, vulnerable – and irresistible. She has entered into their separate lives to ensnare their sympathy, betray their trust, and exploit their weaknesses. Now Zenia, thought dead, has suddenly reappeared. In this richly layered narrative, Atwood skilfully evokes the decades of the past as she retraces three women’s lives, until we are back in the present – where it’s yet to be discovered whether Zenia’s “pure, free-wheeling malevolence” can still wreak havoc. The Robber Bride reports from the farthest reaches of the sex wars and is one of Margaret Atwood’s most intricate and subversive novels yet.

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About the Author

Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD, poet, novelist, critic and winner of the Governor-General's Award, published her first children's story, Up in the Tree, in 1978.
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Contributor Notes

MARGARET ATWOOD is the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty books. Her novels include The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Among the awards and honours she has received are the Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Premio Mondello (Italy), the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature (Spain), the Dan David Prize (Israel), and the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto.

Editorial Review

“Atwood has never written better than in this novel of glittering breadth and dark, eerie depths.”
The Sunday Times (U.K.)
“A remarkable achievement, constantly entertaining and intriguing.”
The Ottawa Citizen

“Deserves every superlative we can muster from hilarious to wise.…A genuine tour de force, witty and original, suspenseful and sagacious.”
Booklist
“Funny, thoughtful, moving…Atwood’s plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous.”
Washington Post

“Nobody maps female psychic territory the way Margaret Atwood does.…What a treasure she is.”
Newsweek

“A hugely enjoyable novel.”
Globe and Mail
“Imaginative and suspenseful…a virtuoso performance.”
Publishers Weekly
“Wickedly funny…witty…well-observed.”
Observer (U.K.)

“Brilliant and entertaining.”
Boston Sunday Globe
“Grabs the funny bone, the brain, and sometimes the throat.”
–Kingston Whig-Standard

“Brilliant and entertaining.”
Ottawa Sun
“Startling, provocative and rewarding.”
Canadian Forum
“Excitements, wit, and insight sizzle across the pages. Atwood’s survey of impulses that bedevil life seethes with imagination, inventiveness and intelligence.”
-Peter Kemp

“Compelling and astonishingly rich…”
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